Clapper On Hillary Funding 'Trump Dossier': What Difference Does It Make?

While Democrats, old and new, are abandoning the sinking Hillary Clinton ship, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is still "with her."

As Daily Caller reports, Clapper is shrugging off news that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the research behind the dossier on Donald Trump (and lied about it non-stop for almost a year). Clapper said the only thing that matters is whether the information is “corroborated.”

“With respect to the dossier itself, the key thing is it doesn’t matter who paid for it,” Clapper told Erin Burnett on “OutFront” Wednesday night.


“It’s what the dossier said and the extent to which it’s corroborated or not.”

In other words: What Difference Does It Make?

Despite saying he doesn’t care who put up the money for the dossier, Clapper was suggesting that an “audit trail” could substantiate who actually did pay for it - although that seems to have been already demonstrated.

“When we did our intelligence committee assessment, we were aware that there had been research done and that some Republican candidates, as a matter of fact, had contracted through Fusion GPS to obtain what it later became known as the dossier,” Clapper noted, adding that the project was then transferred to the DNC and Hillary for America.


“This is something that bears an audit trail by experts in finances that can track the auditing for this,” he suggested to CNN, because that would enable investigators “to see who was responsible for it.”

Clapper then told CNN that he believes the U.S. intelligence community was able to validate portions of the dossier that suggest Trump exercised little political acumen while in Russia.


evoila Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:30 Permalink

Eff this guy. Lying sack of crap. Get him off the air. So if it doesn't matter who paid for it, then what difference does it make if Russia or whoever the hell else buys ads or publishes news, as long as its true?

Billy the Poet jcaz Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:55 Permalink

The problem isn't that Hillary paid for opposition research. The problem is that Hillary funneled money to people connected to Putin and the Kremlin, lied about it in legally required disclosure documents and then enjoined her allies to hamstring Trump with charges of colluding with the Russians.

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Not Too Important DeadFred Thu, 10/26/2017 - 15:49 Permalink

The Director of National Intelligence sits on the CFIUS Committee, the committee that approved the UraniumOne sale to Russia. James Clapper knew everything about the FBI investigation taking place, and gave his vote of approval anyway.James Clapper is a traitor to the US just like everyone else on that committee. Which included Barack Obama, who we now know was receiving daily intelligence briefings on the ongoing FBI investigation.A giant question is, what else did the CFIUS Committee also approve while these traitors were running the show??? 

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two hoots Billy the Poet Thu, 10/26/2017 - 14:10 Permalink

Clapper places himself and the Clinton campagin and the DNC above the law and definetily above normal citizenship given his concerns.  He had too much power and no one has put him in his proper place.   Time for the administration to give Clapper the experience of "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the nose".  

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Omen IV Killtruck Thu, 10/26/2017 - 17:23 Permalink

Clapper talking to himself: "I hate White Privilege (which is defined as people with an IQ greater than 100) What this country needs is 300 million Black & Brown to take the IQ average down to 70!"and then Hillary and your humble narrator and all of us on the inside will be free ... forever to fuck the system 

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NoDebt The Alarmist Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:42 Permalink

At least when Harry Reid lied about Romney's taxes, Obama won.  Hillary rips off a masterpiece of political fabrication (passed off as legitimate intelligence info) and still loses the election.Harry had the good sense to say it on the Senate floor, so no charges could ever be brought against him.  Hillary does it right out in the open with no protections against prosecution.The only reason anybody thinks Hillary is smart is because they were ordered to think that. 

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hedgeless_horseman Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:41 Permalink

 So, she took part of the $150,000,000 she got from Russians for 20% of America's Uranium and paid some foreigner to make up shit about Trump being influenced by the Russians.Yes, she got the secret Presidential Debate questions from CNN before the debates to make her look smart.OK, she also took tens of millions of dollars from Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Wall Street.And she got some Americans killed running guns for Al Qaeda in Libya.Big deal.But it's not like she murdered one of her own, DNC staffer Seth Rich, because he gave her campaign manager's emails to Wikileaks, or anything.She's good people.

Omen IV Anunnaki Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:50 Permalink

Clapper has a deadpan unbelievable delivery similiar to Brennan - but the both of them plus Comey all have the same credibility when facts are presented and they are held accountable for what they said.I want to hear McCabe next. The FBI should fire everyone at the top four levels at least to change the culture - and appoint an outside administrator for ten years given the level of corruption and all the other intelligence services as wellScumBags who hate American Citizens

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